Drikprasada, Dṛkprasādā, Drish-prasada: 5 definitions



Drikprasada means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Dṛkprasādā can be transliterated into English as Drkprasada or Drikprasada, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu

Dṛkprasādā (दृक्प्रसादा) is another name for Kulatthā a medicinal plant identified with Dolichos biflorus Linn. which is a synonym of Vigna unguiculata subsp. unguiculata (L.) Walp. or “cowpea” from the Fabaceae or “legume” family of flowering plants, according to verse 5.71-72 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. The fifth chapter (parpaṭādi-varga) of this book enumerates sixty varieties of smaller plants (kṣudra-kṣupa). Together with the names Dṛkprasādā and Kulatthā, there are a total of seven Sanskrit synonyms identified for this plant.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Drikprasada in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dṛkprasādā (दृक्प्रसादा).—a blue stone used for a collyrium.

Dṛkprasādā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dṛś and prasādā (प्रसादा).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Dṛkprasādā (दृक्प्रसादा):—[=dṛk-prasādā] [from dṛk > dṛś] f. ‘eye-cleaner’, a blue stone used for a collyrium (= kulatthā), [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Dṛkprasādā (दृक्प्रसादा):—(dṛś + prasāda) f. ein zu einem Kollyrium gebrauchter blauer Stein und das daraus verfertigte Kollyrium (kulatthā, kulatthāñjana) [Rājanirghaṇṭa im Śabdakalpadruma]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dṛkprasādā (दृक्प्रसादा):—f. in der Medicin und als Collyrium gebrauchter blauer Vitriol [Rājan 13,91.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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